A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. Event id: us100078cg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078cg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 17:03:56 / November 15, 2016 @ 5:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 195.36 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:03:56 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 72.2224 East, latitude 37.5307 North, depth = 195.36 km.
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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